Opel developed this car to counter the growing popularity of the European made Ford Capri in the early seventies. Though several design elements of this car have been taken from the Opel made GT, the main inspiration came from a concept car called the Manta-Ray and therefore it was named Opel Manta. For 12 years between 1970-1988, Opel Manta's were produced.
But somewhere in the mid-seventies when sales started slipping down, Opel decided to give the customer some new options such as a 1.9 litre engine and providing car racing RECARO made bucket seats with upholstery having black and yellow/orange fillers. With a top speed of 150 km/hr, this new model was called the Opel Manta GT/E.
Over 800 of these built were also known as "Black Magic".
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||11 x 3 x 5|